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Water flow based complex feature extraction

Water flow based complex feature extraction
Water flow based complex feature extraction
A new general framework for shape extraction is presented, based on the paradigm of water flow. The mechanism embodies the fluidity of water and hence can detect complex shapes. A new snake-like force functional combining edge-based and region-based forces produces capability for both range and accuracy. Properties analogous to surface tension and adhesion are also applied so that the smoothness of the evolving contour and the ability to flow into narrow branches can be controlled. The method has been assessed on synthetic and natural images, and shows encouraging detection performance and ability to handle noise, consistent with properties included in its formulation.
feature exrtaction, topological adaptability, active contour, physical analogy, water flow
3-540-44630-3
833-845
Springer
Liu, Xin U.
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Nixon, Mark S.
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Blanc-Talon, J.
Philips, W.
Popescu, D.
Scheunders, P.
Liu, Xin U.
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Nixon, Mark S.
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Blanc-Talon, J.
Philips, W.
Popescu, D.
Scheunders, P.

Liu, Xin U. and Nixon, Mark S. (2006) Water flow based complex feature extraction. Blanc-Talon, J., Philips, W., Popescu, D. and Scheunders, P. (eds.) In Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems. ACIVS 2006. vol. 4179, Springer. pp. 833-845 . (doi:10.1007/11864349_7).

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A new general framework for shape extraction is presented, based on the paradigm of water flow. The mechanism embodies the fluidity of water and hence can detect complex shapes. A new snake-like force functional combining edge-based and region-based forces produces capability for both range and accuracy. Properties analogous to surface tension and adhesion are also applied so that the smoothness of the evolving contour and the ability to flow into narrow branches can be controlled. The method has been assessed on synthetic and natural images, and shows encouraging detection performance and ability to handle noise, consistent with properties included in its formulation.

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Published date: 2006
Venue - Dates: Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems 2006, Belgium, 2006-09-17 - 2006-09-20
Keywords: feature exrtaction, topological adaptability, active contour, physical analogy, water flow

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Local EPrints ID: 263956
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263956
ISBN: 3-540-44630-3
PURE UUID: 45dde6b5-8fd8-4dd7-bb45-8c22a2112ceb
ORCID for Mark S. Nixon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9174-5934

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Date deposited: 01 May 2007
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:38

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Author: Xin U. Liu
Author: Mark S. Nixon ORCID iD
Editor: J. Blanc-Talon
Editor: W. Philips
Editor: D. Popescu
Editor: P. Scheunders

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